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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Problems With the New NSA Data Center

The Fiscal Times reports that the new NSA Data Center being built in Utah has a problem--it keeps catching on fire:
Technical glitches have sparked fiery explosions within the NSA's newest and largest data storage facility in Utah, destroying hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of equipment, and delaying the facility's opening by one year. 
And no one seems to know how to fix it. 
... Within the last 13 months, at least 10 electric surges have each cost about $100,000 in damages, according to documents obtained by the Wall Street Journal. Experts agree that the system, which requires about 64 megawatts of electricity—that's about a $1 million a month energy bill--isn't able to run all of its computers and servers while keeping them cool, which is likely triggering the meltdowns. 

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